Date(s) - 06/09/2019 - 31/10/2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Larne Museum & Arts Centre
Larne Museum & Arts Centre is hosting ‘Paul Kidby, Discworld® & Beyond’, a touring exhibition featuring the book jacket art and illustrations of Paul Kidby, one of the UK’s leading fantasy illustrators who is best known as the ‘artist of choice’ of best-selling author Sir Terry Pratchett, who sadly passed away from Alzheimer’s Disease in spring 2015.
The beautifully realised paintings and drawings in this exhibition feature many of Paul’s favourite characters including Rincewind, the Wee Free Men and, of course, Death along with a host of witches, wizards, dragons and trolls. It also reveals some of Paul’s own work from his Charmed Realm collection, a book created by Paul and his wife Vanessa of myth and faerie influenced by British folklore and landscapes.
All his illustrations are marked by a staggering quality of draughtsmanship and effective use of colour; bright for the book covers and muted shades for his faerie paintings. The exhibition brings to life the quirky characters and trademark humour of Sir Terry’s books.
Paul said, ‘It has been really exciting selecting some of my favourite paintings for the ‘Discworld & Beyond’ exhibition. Visitors will be able to see many of their favourite Discworld illustrations up close and personal and celebrate the wonderful legacy of a great author who has inspired so many, including me!’
The exhibition is on display from Friday 6th September until Thursday 31st October at Larne Museum & Arts Centre. Opening hours: Monday-Saturday, 10.00am-4.30pm. Free admission. Charmed Realm and Discworld merchandise will be available for sale during the course of the exhibition.